1993 Vauxhall Cavalier Reviews - Page 13 of 13

1993 Vauxhall Cavalier V6 2.5 24 valve petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 2.5 24 valve petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Faulty warning lights (brake pads and coolant levels).

Heating control lights.

Water pump at 50,000 miles.

Exhaust baffles at 55,000 miles.

General Comments:

Excellent car for performance but very thirsty on the old juice at around 18 mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

1993 Vauxhall Cavalier LSi 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10

Faults:

2 (Vauxhall) exhausts in 18 months.

Thermostatic fan switch.

Brake fluid leak (rear cylinder).

Wheel bearings (2).

Various undiagnosable rumbles and squeals from the moving bits.

Eats batteries.

Windscreen wipers.

Ignition switch.

Hazard warning light switch (2).

Early brake disc failure.

Sump gasket leaking.

Three drive shaft gaiters.

General Comments:

It was alright until it was about 4 years old when it just fell to bits..despite having all the servicing it was supposed to and only ever being fitted with Vauxhall parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th October, 1998

1993 Vauxhall Cavalier Turbo 4x4 2.0 16V Turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 2.0 16V Turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10

Faults:

You name it:

Cam belt snapped after dealer had changed at 36k miles. Cost £2000+. Luckily part was under warranty.

Tyres - all four must be replaced at the same time £600+.

Clutch cable.

Front discs and pads.

Core plugs.

Exhaust.

Various mountings/bushes.

General Comments:

I had the car for 2 years and in that time it gave me so much pleasure but cost me dearly.

Outperforms Cosworths without chipping.

Rare sight.

Leather interior superb.

Main dealers seemed to think that because I drove a top of the range Cavalier then I would pay for anything repairing. They seemed to find things wrong at every service. I don't think I had a service that cost less than £400.

Be warned - lovely car, thirsty on fuel 26mpg at best, heavy on servicing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 1998

1993 Vauxhall Cavalier SRi 8v 2.0 8v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 2.0 8v petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10

Faults:

Only failure so far heater panel bulbs, rattle on drivers door panel.

General Comments:

Much better to drive than 16v (you only thrash it if you want to!!).

Buy a "Scorpion" Stainless exhaust it sounds lovely and it's actually quieter than standard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st February, 1998

8th Apr 2001, 13:44

This is one of the most silly comments that I have ever heard.. better than 16v.. I have had both 16 and 8v.. you don't have to be a bright what one was the better ride.. 8 v is slow unless all the mod coms come out and you spend ££££s.. get the eco 16 v and get an good exhaust and good filters.. ace car!

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 50 reviews